Ukrainian Resilience

Weekly Speaker Series 

Civil Society Organizations & Ukrainian Resilience

Weekly on Fridays, 12-1pm EST starting again March 1, 2024

Questions? Email Sarah Wilson Sokhey (sarah.sokhey@colorado.edu


Register for our events here


 If you registered for one of our events, you do not need to register again.

Speaker Series Starts Again on Friday, March 1st, 12-1pm EST


Organizers: Roman Oleksenko (Ukrainian Action Team Leader), Olga Nikolska (ISAR Ednannia), Geoffrey Glenn (Peace Corps Virtual Service), Sarah Wilson Sokhey (University of Colorado Boulder)


Co-sponsored by: PONARS Eurasia (The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.), ISAR Ednannia (civil society organization, Kyiv, Ukraine), and the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder


Recordings of our events from Fall 2023 on YouTube 


Recordings of our events from Spring 2023 on YouTube



Civil Society Organizations Featured in Our Series


Events in Spring 2024 (Fridays, 12-1pm EST)


March 1: Dispelling the Myths of Ukraine: Media, History, and Culture


March 8: Women in War (on International Women's Day)


"Nothing has changed since the sun went down

only the complexion of several thousand people changed

in those years

Serhiy lost Yana

Yulia lost Ilya

Inna lost Igor

Halyna lost Mykola

all names are real all losses are not fictional" 


Read the full poem by Yaryna Chornohuz here: https://censor.net/en/r3446528


March 15: Kidnapped & Orphaned Youth


"More Than 700,000 Ukrainian Children Taken To Russia Since Full-Scale War Started, Official Says," RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, July 31, 2023 


March 22: Youth and Civic Engagement


You can see more about the Ukrainian Volunteer Service here.


 Please see this powerful video (created by the band, Imagine Dragons) with a Ukrainian boy whose home and whole town were destroyed. 


March 29: War from a Teenage Perspective


April 5: The Impact of the War on Families & Migration


April 12: Diversity in Ukraine, Part 1


April 19: Diversity in Ukraine, Part 2


April 26: Stand-Up Comedy in the Time of War



Events from Fall 2023 (recordings on YouTube)


September 22: Launch event - Civil  Society and Ukrainian Resilience: Paving a Way Forward with Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, John E. Herbst


September 29: Civil Society in Ukraine Since the 1990s   


October 6: Civil Society Filling in Governance Gaps


October 13: Soft Power: russian Influence in Ukraine, the US, and the World


October 20: International Networks of Support

October 27: Disinformation & Propaganda, and Western Perspectives


November 3: The Role of Civil Society in Ukraine’s Future